Flying Triangle in New Jersey
Source: Filer's Files #42; October 17, 2001
A friend and I observed a flying triangle in the early morning of October
2001. We were around mile marker 85-90 on the Garden State Parkway,
northbound, at 1:15 AM. It was essentially three lights of even
white like stars, and in a fairly perfect, isosceles triangle. There
object visible, just the lights, but their precise arrangement gave the
impression of it being one object, and motionless. It looked like
triangular Constellation of medium brightness, white stars in the sky,
seemed for some reason to be maybe twice as large as a regular airplane.
was about a mile up. Nearby there was a regular star, and at first
to make sure, these were not stars. These didn't twinkle like stars.
were simply three pinpoints of very white lights, very clear and steady,
no other lights could be seen as part of an aircraft, like strobes, red/green
markers, etc. It was probably about 20 degrees up on the horizon,
guessing, and I would have guessed it was well south of Newark.
wasn't going very fast.
We were not far from McGuire AFB. When I first pointed it out to
the car with me, he was also clearly struck by how unusual it looked in
sky, and said something like, "What is that?" We probably
could see it
clearly for about ten seconds before it started to fade, all three lights
the same rate, as if it were entering a cloud or a mist, but the sky was
actually very, very clear that night. It dimmed to completely invisible
within the next 10-20 seconds. My impression of it was maybe I was
the famed "Westchester wing," which I think I might have observed
from a car
at high altitude once before about 10 years ago. Thanks to bob Larson